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James Lynn Greenstone, American psychotherapist, police psychologist, mediator, consultant, author, educator. License marriage and family therapist, professional counselor. Recipient Distinguished Service award Southeastern Academy Crisis Interveners, 1981; Distinguished Service award Reserve Law Officers Association American, 1982.


Greenstone, James Lynn was born on March 30, 1943 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Carl Bunk and Fifi (Horn) Greenstone.


Bachelor in Psychology, University Oklahoma, 1965. Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, North Texas State University, 1966. Doctor of Education in Education and Psychology, North Texas State University, 1974.

Juris Doctor, Northwestern California University, 1991.


Psychologist Beverly Hills Hospital, Dallas, 1966-1967. Therapist Family Guidance Service, 1967-1968. Instructor Dallas County Community College District, 1967-1972, 78-79, 87-89.

Assistant professor Texas Women's University, 1979. Associate professor psychology and criminal justice Tarrant County Junior College, 1987-1989. Training faculty American Academy Crisis Interveners, Louisville, 1972-1978.

Training director Southwestern Academy Crisis Interveners, Dallas, since 1977. Police instructor Dallas Sheriff's Academy, 1979-1986. Hostage negotiator and trainer Lancaster Police Department, Texas, 1986-1992.

Private practice psychotherapy, 1966-1996. Director psychological services unit Fort Worth Police Department, since 1992. Consultant Dallas County Jails, 1979-1982, 89-90.

Director research training Dallas Sheriff's Reserve, 1983-1984. Panel arbitrators American Arbitration Association. Adjunct professor psychology Columbia College, Northwood Institute, 1987-1989.

Adjunct faculty dispute mediation North Texas State University, 1987-1988. Instructor hostage negotiations North Center Texas Council Governments Regional Police Academy, since 1987. Associate professor psychology, criminal justice.

Adjunct professor law Texas Wesleyan University School Law, since 1991. Director psychological services unit Fort Worth Police Department.


Trustee Southeastern University, New Orleans. Board directors Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service, Temple Shalom, Congregation Shearith Israel, 1975-1980. Active Dallas Sheriff's Reserve, 1978-1986.

Vice president Jewish National Fund Dallas. Advisory board Parents Without Partners. Founder Carl B. Greenstone Memorial Library.

Past director Carrollton Rotary Club, National Jewish Committee, Scouting, Circle 10 Council Boy Scouts American With United States Naval Reserve, 1961-1965, United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1965-1967, United States Army Reserve, 1967-1969. Member American Association Marriage and Family Therapy, Society Professionals in Dispute Resolution, Academy Family Mediators, American Board Examiners in Crisis Intervention (diplomate), American Academy Crisis Intervention, Southwestern Academy Crisis Interveners, Academy Criminal Justice Sciences, American Academy Psychotherapists, American Association Professional Hypnotherapists, Association Military Surgeons United States, Society of Police and Crim. Psychology (diplomate in police psychology), Dallas Association Marriage and Family Therapists.

Lodges: Masons, Scottish Rite.


Children: Cynthia Beth, Pamela Celeste, David Carl.